Wildflowers

Wildflowers did not team up with the wind as grasses did to make seed. They bound their fate to insects and animals, attracting these messengers with color and fragrance, nectar and texture. 

For our delight too, half the flowers here bloom at night, shining in the moonlight and fertilized by irreplaceable night messengers. Edward Lear on the subject (almost): "The moon was shining slobaciously from the star-bespringled sky, while her light irrigated the smooth and shiny sides and wings and backs of the Blue-Bottle-Flies with a peculiar and trivial splendour, while all nature cheerfully responded to the cerulaean and conspicuous circumstances."

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Abronia fragrans

Sweet Sand Verbena

$ 3.25

Abronia fragrans
Plants of the Southwest

Abronia fragrans

$ 3.25

Large, snowball-like clusters of white, fragrant flowers on trailing stems. A perennial, Sweet Sand Verbena thrives in sandy soils. Blooms spring-summer. Very cold hardy. Sow in fall or for spring seeding scarify seed with sandpaper or soak in water 6-8 hours. Zones 4-8.

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Abronia villosa
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Abronia villosa

$ 3.25

Sand Verbena is a fragrant annual with large, vibrant purple to rose-pink flowers in dense verbena-like clusters. Blankets the desert with color after winter moisture. Beautiful seed pods. Sandy soil. Difficult to germinate - try scarification. Zones 8-9.

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Achillea millefolium
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Achillea millefolium

$ 3.25

Yarrow is an aromatic perennial with clusters of small white or pink flowers, ferny foliage to 1 ft. or more. Invasive in wet places. Tolerates light traffic and mowing. Leaves pressed together were used to staunch wounds. Named for Achilles whose wound, sadly, could not mend. Blooms all season. Barely cover seed, light helps germination. Sow anytime. Zones 2-8.

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Agastache cana
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Agastache cana

$ 3.25

Hummingbirds love Wild Hyssop, a bushy 3 ft. perennial with 1" rose-purple, tubular flowers. Foliage is sweetly scented. Stunning late summer bloom. Sow anytime, well-drained soil. Zones 3-8.

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Agastache pallidiflora
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Agastache pallidiflora

$ 3.25

Summer blooming, 2 ft. purple flower spikes. Purple Hyssop is in the mint family but without the mint odor. This perennial grows in mountain forests and meadows, but is tolerant of clay soils. Agastaches are very popular for long flowering in the garden, as cut flowers and as dried flowers. Sow anytime. Zones 3-7.

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Allium cernuum

Pink Nodding Onion

$ 3.25

Allium cernuum
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Allium cernuum

$ 3.25

Delicate pink flowers nod 1 ft. above flat leaves in summer. Pink Nodding Onion are edible, toss the blossoms in your salad. Cold stratify for 1-2 months and sow in spring. Zones 2-7.

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Aquilegia caerulea

Rocky Mountain Columbine

$ 3.25

Aquilegia caerulea
Plants of the Southwest

Aquilegia caerulea

$ 3.25

Rocky Mountain Columbine is Colorado's state flower. 2-3" flowers with 2" spurs. Summer blooming. Attracts hummingbirds. Sow in fall or cold stratify 1 month and sow in spring. Zones 3-7.

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Aquilegia chrysantha

Golden-Spurred Columbine

$ 3.25

Aquilegia chrysantha
Plants of the Southwest

Aquilegia chrysantha

$ 3.25

Golden-Spurred Columbine are native to the canyons of New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and Arizona. Perennial to 3 ft. covered with fragrant flowers. Sow in fall or cold stratify 1 month and sow in spring. Zones 4-7.

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Argemone pleiacantha

White Prickly Poppy

$ 3.25

Argemone pleiacantha
Plants of the Southwest

Argemone pleiacantha

$ 3.25

Every part of White Prickly Poppy is prickly except the extraordinary giant 4" white crinkled blooms. Perennial 2-3 ft. Flowers all summer. Sow in fall or cold stratify. Zones 3-8.

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Artemisia ludoviciana
Plants of the Southwest

Artemisia ludoviciana

$ 3.25

Prairie Sagebrush is a sage-fragrant perennial to 2 ft. that spreads by rhizomes, making it great for erosion control. Leaves used in Native American ceremonies. Sow anytime. Zones 2-8.

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Asclepias speciosa
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Asclepias speciosa

$ 3.25

Showy Milkweed is a hardy 2-3 ft. perennial. The largest wild milkweed, with 3" round clusters of showy, pink flowers in summer. Attracts monarch and other butterflies. Can be invasive in damp areas. Sow in fall or cold stratify 1-2 months and sow in spring. Zones 3-7.

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Asclepias tuberosa
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Asclepias tuberosa

$ 3.25

Butterflyweed is a strong perennial to 3 ft. with vivid orange flowers. Butterflies love it! Difficult to transplant with its long, tuberous root. Sow in fall or cold stratify 2 months and sow in spring. Zones 3-7.

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Bahia disecta
Plants of the Southwest

Bahia disecta

$ 3.25

Dancing yellow daisies - because of their long, 1-2 ft., thin stems. Roadsides and meadows at elevations of 5,500-9,500 ft. Annual or biennial. Bahia is cheerful and easy. Sow anytime. Zones 4-7.

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Baileya multiradiata
Plants of the Southwest

Baileya multiradiata

$ 3.25

Showy, bright yellow, 2" daisies borne on long stalks well above white, woolly leaves. A 1- 1 1/2 ft. biennial. Desert Marigold blooms profusely all summer - carpets fields and roadsides. Sow anytime. Zones 6-9.

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Berlandiera lyrata
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Berlandiera lyrata

$ 3.25

Chocolate Flower is a must for chocolate lovers! Opens in the morning, filling the air with the fragrance of chocolate. Nods in the afternoon heat. Cheerful perennial grows 1 1/2 ft. tall and wide with coarse leaves and pale yellow flowers with maroon centers. Blooms in summer. Sow anytime. Zones 4-8.

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Callirhoe involucrata

Wine Cup or Poppy Mallow

$ 3.25

Callirhoe involucrata
Plants of the Southwest

Callirhoe involucrata

$ 3.25

Lots of solitary, wine-colored, cup-shaped flowers bloom all summer on this 2-3 ft. wide perennial. Wine Cup or Poppy Mallow is a native to the sandy, gravelly soils of the Texas prairies, woodlands and roadsides but thrives everywhere we've tried it. Cold hardy. Sow in fall or soak seed 6-8 hours in water and sow in spring. Zones 3-8.

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Calylophus hartwegii fendleri
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Calylophus hartwegii fendleri

$ 3.25

A spreading mound to 2 ft. across with 2" square yellow flowers that open in the morning and turn orange and pink as they die. This rugged perennial flowers in the summer. Fendler's Sundrops is difficult to germinate. Sow in fall or soak seed in hydrogen peroxide for 6 hours, stratify for 1-3 months and sow in spring. Zones 3-8.

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Castilleja exserta
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Castilleja exserta

$ 3.25

Owl's Clover is a many-branched annual to 1 1/2 ft. tall with small bright rose-purple flowers. Whole hillsides turn purple with this wildflower. Beautiful with California Poppy. From the deserts of Arizona, California and Mexico. Blooms May to August. Sow in spring. Zones 8-9.

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Castilleja integra

Indian Paintbrush

$ 3.25

Castilleja integra
Castilleja integra
Castilleja integra
Plants Of The Southwest

Castilleja integra

$ 3.25

Indian Paintbrush is a brilliant perennial to 1 1/2 ft. with spikes of vermilion flowers spring to fall. Attracts hummingbirds. A partial root parasite that needs to be planted with seeds of another plant; our packets contain Blue Grama grass seed. Slow growing and difficult to transplant. Sow in fall or stratify 1-2 months and plant in spring. Don't get discouraged, it may be a while before you see flowers. Zones 3-7.
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Centaurea rothrockii
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Centaurea rothrockii

$ 3.25

Basketflower is a tall, sturdy, biennial to 5 ft., with many long-lasting, long-stemmed flowers, summer through fall. The thistle-like flowers have pale centers and petals that become pink-blue at the tips. They open to 5" across. Seed heads resemble woven baskets. Sow in fall or stratify 1-2 months and sow in spring. Germinates slowly and in flushes. Zones 3-8.

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Chaetopappa ericoides
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Chaetopappa ericoides

$ 3.25

Baby White Aster is a little, 2-8 inch, creeping plant that you can't find and then it's there with its tiny white daisies, yellow centered, in the harshest places. Hopi, Navajo and Zuni got help from Baby White for toothache and rheumatism. Perennial. Sow anytime. Zones 5-8.

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Chamerion angustifolium
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Chamerion angustifolium

$ 3.25

This rhizomatous perennial bears spikes of large, orchid pink, 4-petaled flowers. Fireweed is a vigorous 4 ft. plant that blooms all summer. Found along mountain streams, clearings and disturbed areas at high elevations. In your garden it will need extra water. Sow in fall or stratify 2 months and sow in spring. Zones 2-6.

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Chrysanthemum superbum
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Chrysanthemum superbum

$ 8.50

Perennial, single, gold-centered 3" white flowers. Shasta Daisy is long blooming, splendid in borders and as cut flowers. Easy to grow from seed. Likes regular water. Sun to partial shade.

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Cleome serrulata

Rocky Mountain Beeplant

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Cleome serrulata
Plants of the Southwest

Cleome serrulata

$ 3.25

A 3-5 ft. annual with pale pinkish to purple flowers at the tops of the stems. The flowers have long, protruding stamens, giving them a "spidery" appearance. The black dye made from this plant is used for the designs on SW pottery. The boiled down Beeplant is used as a binder to hold the paint on pots. Attracts bees and hummingbirds. Blooms in summer. Sow in fall or soak seed 6-8 hours in hot water and sow in spring. Seed needs light to germinate. Cover very lightly or not at all. Zones 3-7.

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Commelina dianthifolia
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Commelina dianthifolia

$ 3.25

Elegant flowers with sky blue petals and a long green pouch below from which a new flower emerges each day, hence dayflower. Birdbill Dayflower blooms late in the season to 1 ft. tall. Woodlands and open meadows. Zones 5-7.

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Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf Coreopsis

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Coreopsis lanceolata
Plants of the Southwest

Coreopsis lanceolata

$ 3.25

Lanceleaf Coreopsis is a long-lived perennial to 2 ft. with gold, 2 1/2" daisies on long stalks above the foliage. Lovely cut flower. Does well in any garden soil. Sow anytime. Zones 3-7.

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Coreopsis tinctoria

Plains Coreopsis

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Coreopsis tinctoria
Plants of the Southwest

Coreopsis tinctoria

$ 3.25

Plains Coreopsis is a delicate, yellow daisy with red-maroon banding to 3 ft. in height, this annual blooms all summer. Sow in fall in the south and in spring in the north. Cover seed lightly. Zones 2-8.

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Dalea jamesii
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Dalea jamesii

$ 3.25

Little yellow-turning-orange pea flowers emerge from fuzz on a 4-6" drought tolerant rhizomatous grasslands beauty. This perennial blooms opportunistically with moisture in spring and summer. James Dalea can be difficult to germinate. Perfect in a rock garden. Fall sow or cold stratify 1 month and sow in spring. Zones 5-8.

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Dalea purpurea

Purple Prairie Clover

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Dalea purpurea
Dalea purpurea
Dalea purpurea
Plants of the Southwest

Dalea purpurea

$ 3.25

Purple Prairie Clover is a slender airy perennial to 2 ft. with bright purple flowers. Wonderful dried, keeps its color. Nitrogen fixer. Deep rooted. Very drought tolerant. Wildlife food and habitat; attracts beneficial insects. Blooms midsummer. Soak seed 6-8 hours in hot water and sow in spring. Zones 3-8.

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Datura wrightii

Sacred Datura, Jimsonweed

$ 3.25

Datura wrightii
Plants of the Southwest

Datura wrightii

$ 3.25

This large, shrub-like, herbaceous perennial grows 3-4 ft. high and just as broad. Enormous, white, 8" trumpet flowers bloom in the evening, often lasting until the next morning. Sacred Datura or Jimsonweed is a truly stunning plant! Blooms in summer. Tolerant of poor soil. Native to the Four Corners region, Texas and California. Note: Datura can be poisonous if taken internally, and don't rub your eyes if you've handled Datura. Soak seed in water overnight and sow in spring or summer. Zones 5-8.

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Delphinium wootonii
Plants of the Southwest

Delphinium wootonii

$ 3.25

Ghost Delphinium is an enchanting perennial with clustered lavender blooms and long darker nectar guides. This graceful tall plant usually ranges in height from 1-2 ft. but can reach 3 ft. Although scarce, it can be found on rocky slopes in grassland areas and canyons. Flowers May through June, spring to summer. Sow any time. Zones 5-7.

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Desmanthus illinoensis
Plants of the Southwest

Desmanthus illinoensis

$ 3.25

This legume is a valuable addition to any meadow or cut flower garden. Bundleflower is a perennial, drought tolerant, nitrogen fixer to 3 ft. Delicate, lacy foliage. Flowers are white puffs followed by red-brown pods twisted together into bundles. Use seedheads in dried flower arrangements. Soak seed in water 6-8 hours before planting in spring. Zones 3-7.

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Dichelostemma capitatum

Blue Dicks, Wild Hyacinth

$ 3.25

Dichelostemma capitatum
Dichelostemma capitatum
Dichelostemma capitatum
Plants of the Southwest

Dichelostemma capitatum

$ 3.25

Succulent, round, blue clusters of flowers on 2 ft. slender stems. Lily-like foliage from a small corm. Blue Dicks or Wild Hyacinth is a native perennial from the Pacific coast to the High Desert. Easy from seed; easy to naturalize. Sow anytime. Zones 4-8.

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Dimorphocarpa wislizeni
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Dimorphocarpa wislizeni

$ 3.25

Spectacle Pod is an upright annual 1-3 ft. tall. Heads of white flowers with changing center colors to tell pollinators what's new. The pods are spectacles indeed, spiraling around the stem with such precision you feel you're reading the mathematical language of the world, and if you look down the stem from above, there is the primal vortex. Seeds prefer cool, sandy soil. Sow in fall or cold stratify 30 days and sow in spring. Zones 5-8.

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Dodecatheon pulchellum
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Dodecatheon pulchellum

$ 3.25

The name Shooting Star saves me from further extravagances about the pink whipped-back petals where the filaments come firing out. Mountain perennial. Loves moisture. 6-12" tall with long leaves. Sow in fall or cold stratify and sow in spring. Zones 2-7.

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Encelia farinosa

Brittlebush or Incienso

$ 3.25

Encelia farinosa
Plants Of The Southwest

Encelia farinosa

$ 3.25

Brittlebush or Incienso is a compact drylander to 3 ft. high and 4 ft. wide. Gray-green to white foliage feels like flannel. The flowers are brilliant yellow daisies borne well above the foliage in early spring. After flowering, cut back and water for repeat bloom. Older plants develop strong character and produce resin which the early Spanish padres used for incense. Not hardy in cold desert areas. Sow in spring. Zones 5-9.

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Engelmannia peristenia
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Engelmannia peristenia

$ 3.25

Engelmann Daisy is a cheerful Texas roadside wildflower. Opens in the evening, closes in the heat of the day. Upright or spreading 3 ft. perennial bears 3-5 flowers at the top of each stem; blooms all season. Sow anytime. Zones 5-8.

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Epilobium canum latifolium
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Epilobium canum latifolium

$ 3.25

Hummingbird Trumpet is an exquisite compact, shrubby plant to 2 ft. Multitudes of scarlet trumpet flowers in fall with beautiful, curved, long stamens. This perennial may die back, but emerges bushier next year. Attracts hummingbirds big time! Zones 5-8.

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Erigeron formosisssimus

Showy Daisy or Mountain Aster

$ 3.25

Erigeron formosisssimus
Plants Of The Southwest

Erigeron formosisssimus

$ 3.25

Showy Daisy or Mountain Aster is a summer-blooming 1 1/4 ft. tall perennial. Scores of delicate purple petals surrounding the yellow disk of this sweet daisy. Found at middle elevations in the Rockies. Good for borders and meadows. Sow anytime. Zones 2-8.
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Eriogonum annuum

Annual Buckwheat

$ 3.25

Eriogonum annuum
Eriogonum annuum
Eriogonum annuum
Plants of the Southwest

Eriogonum annuum

$ 3.25

Annual Buckwheat is a grey, woolly plant 1-5 ft. with sprays of minute white flowers at the top. Interesting yet gawky as a single plant. In groups, it is lace over the landscape and as the plants turn pink in the autumn the appearance is beguiling. This drought tolerant annual freely sows itself in sandy soils, but can be difficult to get started. Cold stratifying for 1-2 months may improve germination. Zones 5-8.

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Eriogonum corymbosum
Plants of the Southwest

Eriogonum corymbosum

$ 3.25

Summer blooming off-white lace over 2 ft. woody branches that turn maroon-red in autumn. Buckwheatbrush is a very drought tolerant attractive shrubby perennial. Sow anytime. Cold stratifying for 1-2 months may improve germination. Zones 6-8.

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Eriogonum umbellatum
Plants of the Southwest

Eriogonum umbellatum

$ 3.25

Sulfur Buckwheat is a mat-forming perennial to 2 ft. tall. Clusters of bright yellow summer flowers that hold their color when dried. Foliage, smooth and green above, woolly underneath, dark red-green in winter. Wonderful for meadows and borders. A good bee plant for strong honey. Sow in fall or soak in hydrogen peroxide 6 hours and cold stratify. Zones 3-8.

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Erysimum asperum

Western Wallflower

$ 3.25

Erysimum asperum
Plants of the Southwest

Erysimum asperum

$ 3.25

Orange to yellow flowers blooming from April to September at higher elevations. Western Wallflower is a slender, branching plant to 2 1/2 ft. tall, with masses of blooms. Each blossom is actually a cluster of tiny, 4-petaled flowers. Sow this biennial anytime for bloom the following year. Zones 3-8.

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Eschscholzia californica

California Poppy

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Eschscholzia californica
Plants of the Southwest

Eschscholzia californica

$ 3.25

Intense, bright orange flowers borne above finely divided, blue-green leaves. California Poppy is exceptionally cheerful. Blooms spring to fall. This short-lived perennial is usually treated as an annual. Excellent in borders, rock gardens and meadows. Sow anytime. Zones 6-8.

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Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana
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Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana

$ 3.25

Mexican Gold Poppy is like the California Poppy, but a true annual. It is smaller (to 8") and more graceful in all respects. Color ranges from orange to yellow to white. Blooms spring through fall; remove faded flowers for extra bloom. Sow in fall in the south, in spring in the north. Zones 7-9.
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Euphorbia marginata

Snow-on-the-Mountain

$ 3.25

Euphorbia marginata
Plants Of The Southwest

Euphorbia marginata

$ 3.25

Snow-on-the-Mountain is an annual with stunning variegated leaves. Stems 1-2 ft. tall with tiny flowers on top. Milky sap. Easy from seed. Sow spring or fall. Zones 5-8.

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Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum
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Eustoma exaltatum ssp. russellianum

$ 3.25

Beautiful purple flowers 2" across, shaped like tapered tulips. Annual or biennial to 3 ft. with blue-green, waxy foliage. Tulip Gentian blooms mid to late summer. Long lasting cut flower. Sow outside in spring. Zones 5-8.
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Gaillardia aristata
Plants of the Southwest

Gaillardia aristata

$ 3.25

This hardy 2 ft. perennial bears masses of large, red daisies with yellow tips. Firewheel hrives in hot, dry places and blooms all summer. A fine cut flower, keep cutting for more blossoms. Sow anytime. Easy! Zones 3-8.

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Gaillardia pulchella

Blanketflower

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Gaillardia pulchella
Plants of the Southwest

Gaillardia pulchella

$ 3.25

Blanketflower is a delicate red and yellow annual daisy. Blooms all summer, 2 ft. Sun loving, any soil type. A good cut flower. Sow in fall in the south, spring in cold winter areas. Zones 3-8.

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Geranium caespitosum
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Geranium caespitosum

$ 3.25

Purple Geranium is a sprawling plant 2-4 ft. wide and 1-2 ft. tall, with lots of five petaled magenta-red flowers in summer. Long-lived perennial. Sow seed in fall or cold stratify 1 month and spring sow. Germinates sporadically. Zones 3-8.
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Glandularia bipinnitifida
Plants Of The Southwest

Glandularia bipinnitifida

$ 3.25

Loads of purple-blue flowers in spring and summer on a low growing mound 8" high and 2 ft. across. Short-lived perennial. Purple Verbena is a delightful carpet for denuded areas. Drought tolerant. Sow in fall or cold stratify 1-2 months and sow in spring. Zones 4-8.

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Helianthus annuus

Annual Sunflower

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Helianthus annuus
Helianthus annuus
Helianthus annuus
Plants of the Southwest

Helianthus annuus

$ 3.25

A robust annual to 10 ft. with heart-shaped leaves and many 4" yellow sunflowers. Ancestor of the cultivated varieties. Its seeds are loved by birds. Annual Sunflower blooms summer into fall. Sow spring or fall. Zones 3-8.

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Helianthus maximiliani

New Mexico Sunflower or Maximilian's Daisy

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Helianthus maximiliani
Helianthus maximiliani
Helianthus maximiliani
Plants of the Southwest

Helianthus maximiliani

$ 3.25

New Mexico Sunflower or Maximilian's Daisy is a broad perennial 5-8 ft. tall with 3" flowers along the stalk, like a hollyhock. Bursts into bloom in late fall, and its seeds bring in lesser goldfinches. Cut to the ground each winter. Sow anytime. Zones 4-8.

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Heliomeris multiflora
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Heliomeris multiflora

$ 3.25

Cheerful yellow daisies appear in profusion on these easy to grow perennials. Long lasting cut flowers. Rounded plants to 3 ft. Lance-shaped leaves give an airy appearance. Use Showy Golden Eye in your garden or meadow. Sow anytime. Zones 5-8.

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Heterotheca villosa

Hairy Golden Aster

$ 3.25

Heterotheca villosa
Plants of the Southwest

Heterotheca villosa

$ 3.25

Hairy Golden Aster is a 4-8" fuzzy-leaved perennial that blooms with little, yellow, daisy-flowers all summer. Unassumingly persists and spreads in poor soils even when walked on or driven over. Sow anytime. Zones 5-8.

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Hibiscus trionum

Flower Of An Hour

$ 3.25

Hibiscus trionum
Plants Of The Southwest

Hibiscus trionum

$ 3.25

Flower of an Hour is low growing, to 8", and drought tolerant. Jaunty little annual with unmistakable hibiscus flowers, greenish-yellow with purple centers, and seed in a round, brown, transparent basket. Sow in spring.
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Hymenoxys hoopesii

Orange Mountain Daisy

$ 3.25

Hymenoxys hoopesii
Hymenoxys hoopesii
Hymenoxys hoopesii
Plants of the Southwest

Hymenoxys hoopesii

$ 3.25

Orange Mountain Daisy is a big orange perennial common in subalpine meadows. Grows to 3 ft., with long, smooth leaves. Popular in English flower gardens but neglected in the U.S. Blooms early to mid-spring. Sow anytime. Zones 2-8.

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Ipomoea leptophylla

Bush Morning Glory

$ 3.25

Ipomoea leptophylla
Plants of the Southwest

Ipomoea leptophylla

$ 3.25

Bush Morning Glory is a sturdy perennial with narrow leaves on bushy, mound-shaped plants 3 ft. high by 5 ft. wide. Pink flowers in summer are 3" across and 4" long with dark throats. Flowers open in the morning and close before noon. W. Great Plains to Rocky Mountains. Very cold hardy and drought tolerant. Soak seed 6-8 hours in water and sow in spring. Difficult to transplant. Zones 4-9.

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Ipomopsis aggregata
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Ipomopsis aggregata

$ 3.25

Trumpet-shaped, 1" long, brilliant red (sometimes pink) flowers with delightful star-shaped blooms along branching stems. This summer blooming biennial is common in mountain meadows. Scarlet Gilia likes a well drained soil. Sow anytime. Zones 2-8.

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Ipomopsis longiflora

Long-Flowered Gilly

$ 3.25

Ipomopsis longiflora
Plants of the Southwest

Ipomopsis longiflora

$ 3.25

Airy annual. Tall stems and pale, blue, narrow trumpet flowers with star shaped ends. Long-Flowered Gilly looks like windswept hair. Sow spring or fall. Zones 4-8.

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Ipomopsis rubra

Skyrocket or Standing Cypress

from $ 3.25

Ipomopsis rubra
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Ipomopsis rubra

$ 3.25

This biennial is hard to believe. It is an unbranched 6 ft. column of screaming scarlet flowers in the summer. Hummingbirds adore Skyrocket or Standing Cypress. Sow in fall in the south or in late spring in the north. Does not transplant well. Zones 6-9.

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Iris missouriensis

Western Blue Flag

$ 3.25

Iris missouriensis
Iris missouriensis
Iris missouriensis
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Iris missouriensis

$ 3.25

Delicate blue-purple to lilac flowers with a dark yellow-orange stripe down the middle of the petal. Western Blue Flag is a rhizomatous perennial to 2 ft., blooms in spring. Sow late fall or cold stratify 3 months and sow in spring. Several years for bulbs and flowers to form. Zones 2-8.

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Kallstroemia grandiflora
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Kallstroemia grandiflora

$ 3.25

Also known as Caltrop or Summer Poppy, Arizona Poppy is a wonderful annual that is abundant along roadsides and in low spots where water collects. Large, 5-petaled, orange blossoms. Stems vine along the ground. Soak seed 6-8 hours in water and sow in spring; sow anytime in warmer areas. Zones 7-9.

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Lepidium montanum

Mounding Peppergrass

$ 3.25

Lepidium montanum
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Lepidium montanum

$ 3.25

Mounding Peppergrass is a summer annual to 1 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide. Forms a solid mound of white flowers in summer and early fall. Likes disturbed areas and easily reseeds. Good bee plant. Sow seed in spring. Zones 4-8.

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Liatris punctata

Spotted Gayfeather

$ 3.25

Liatris punctata
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Liatris punctata

$ 3.25

Knee-high perennial bears dense purple spikes of small, intricate, fringed flowers. More flower stalks form over the years. Taproots to 15 ft. long help the plants cope with drought. Spotted Gayfeather blooms in late summer and fall. A wonderful cut or dried flower. Difficult to transplant. Sow in fall or cold stratify 1-3 months and sow in spring. Zones 3-8.

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Liatris spicata

Spiked Gayfeather

$ 3.25

Liatris spicata
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Liatris spicata

$ 3.25

Spiked Gayfeather is similar to the Spotted Gayfeather, but taller and thirstier. Native to the Great Plains. Its stiff, cylindrical flowering stalks grow to 3 ft. A good dried or cut flower. This perennial will add stunning variety, texture and beauty to your border or meadow. Sow in fall or cold stratify 1-2 months and sow in spring. Needs light to germinate. Zones 3-8.

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Linum lewisii

Blue Flax

from $ 3.25

Linum lewisii
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Linum lewisii

$ 3.25

A breathtaking bouquet of dazzling, sky blue flowers with a satin sheen that open every morning and fade in the afternoon heat. Blue Flax is an airy, vase-shaped perennial to 2 ft. Sow seed anytime. Hard to transplant but easy from seed! Zones 2-8.
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Lobelia cardinalis pink

Sitting Bull Falls Pink Cardinal Flower

$ 3.25

Lobelia cardinalis pink
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Lobelia cardinalis pink

$ 3.25

Sitting Bull Falls Pink Cardinal Flower is a perennial to 3 ft. with stalks of showy, deep pink tubular flowers in summer. Attracts hummingbirds. A bog plant - needs constant moisture during the growing season. Ours are not the usual blood-red form. Sow seed in fall or cold stratify. Zones 4-8.

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Lobelia cardinalis red

Jemez Red Cardinal Flower

$ 3.25

Lobelia cardinalis red
Lobelia cardinalis red
Lobelia cardinalis red
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Lobelia cardinalis red

$ 3.25

Jemez Red Cardinal Flower is a perennial to 3 ft. with stalks of showy red tubular flowers in summer. Attracts hummingbirds. A bog plant needs constant moisture during the growing season. Zones 4-8.

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Lupinus argenteus
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Lupinus argenteus

$ 3.25

Silver Lupine is a silvery grey perennial to 2 ft. with sweet pea-like flowers, lilac to violet in color. A nitrogen-fixing legume thriving on well-drained, poor, sandy soils. Blooms early to midsummer. Difficult to transplant because of its long roots. Sow in the fall or cold stratify 1-2 months. Zones 5-7.

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Lupinus texensis

Bluebonnet

from $ 3.25

Lupinus texensis
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Lupinus texensis

$ 3.25

Bluebonnet is a showy annual to 1 ft., with stalks of blue sweet pea-like flowers in spring. Excellent cut flower. A nitrogen-fixing legume that likes well-drained, poor, sandy soils. Sow in fall. Hard to transplant. Not hardy below 0 F. Scarify or soak seed in water 6-8 hours to improve germination. Zones 6-8.

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Machaeranthera bigelovii
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Machaeranthera bigelovii

$ 3.25

Purple Aster is an annual or biennial to 3 ft. or much lower if cut or mowed to branch laterally. Lilac profusion in autumn. Abundant and spectacular along roadsides with Chamisa- a wonderful color combination. Plant anytime, early fall is best. Zones 3-8.

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Machaeranthera tanacetifolia
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Machaeranthera tanacetifolia

$ 3.25

Tahoka Daisy is an annual with bright purple flowers that bloom midsummer to fall. Shorter and bushier than its cousin the Purple Aster. More appropriate for use in a formal garden. To 1 1/2 ft. tall. Sow spring or fall in sandy soil, cover lightly. Water for more profuse flowering. Zones 3-8.
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Maurandella antirrhiniflora
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Maurandella antirrhiniflora

$ 3.25

Snapdragon Vine is a climbing or trailing vine to 3 ft. or more. The 1" flowers are red or purple, turning to white inside the tube. Heart shaped, 1/2" leaves. Use along a fence or arbor. Blooms all season. Beautiful and unusual. Sow anytime. Slow to germinate. Treat as an annual above 6,000 ft. Zones 5-9.

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Menodora scabra
Menodora scabra
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Menodora scabra

$ 3.25

Rough Menodora is a broad ranging perennial of dry mesas, slopes and meadows from low elevations to 7,500 ft. Showy yellow flowers followed by two wee capsules of the double ovary. This little 1 ft. tall plant is easy pleasure. Sow anytime. Zones 5-9.

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Mentzelia decapetala
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Mentzelia decapetala

$ 3.25

Very fragrant 3-5" cream flowers with gold stamen like sunbursts adorn this hardy 2 ft. annual or biennial from summer until frost. Blazing Star is native to the Rocky Mountains, very cold hardy. Flowers open in the afternoon and make the moonlit night a further wonder. Sow in fall or stratify 1 month and sow in spring. Zones 3-8.

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Mentzelia lindleyi

Lindley's Blazing Star

$ 3.25

Mentzelia lindleyi
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Mentzelia lindleyi

$ 3.25

Lindley's Blazing Star is an easy 1-3 ft. tall annual. Vivid yellow 3" flowers with hundreds of stamen amidst 5 broad petals. Very fragrant. Sow in spring for summer bloom. Zones 8-9.
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Mimosa rupertiana
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Mimosa rupertiana

$ 3.25

Sandy, gravelly soils support this dryland sensitive plant whose leaves fold up when touched! Sensitive Briar has prickly long stems forming a 1 1/2 ft. mound 5 ft. across. The flowers are pink pompoms with yellow tips that develop long fingered seed pods. Fragrance of an old fashioned rose. Soak in water 8 hours before sowing or sow outside in spring. Zones 5-8.

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Mimulus guttatus

Yellow Monkeyflower

$ 3.25

Mimulus guttatus
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Mimulus guttatus

$ 3.25

Yellow Monkeyflower is great for a wet spot, sun or shade, up to 1.5 ft. tall and wide with bright yellow flowers often freckled with red. Summer blooming. Attracts hummingbirds. Leaves and flowers are edible. Reseeds readily. Sow anytime. Zones 2-8.

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Mirabilis longiflora
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Mirabilis longiflora

$ 3.25

Another plant for your night garden, this 3 ft. tall perennial has star-shaped 4" long tubular flowers, 1/2" in diameter, with magenta stamens. Angel's Trumpets open at dusk and fades around ten o'clock the next morning. Sweetly scented, attracts hawkmoths. Cold stratify. Zones 5-8.

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Monarda fistulosa
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Monarda fistulosa

$ 3.25

Stunning purple flowers and mint-scented foliage. Beebalm produces an armful of flowering stalks. Also called Oregano de la Sierra, adds flavor to sauces and stews. Very cold hardy perennial. Spring sow. Zones 2-8.

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Oenothera caespitosa

White-Tufted Evening Primrose

$ 3.25

Oenothera caespitosa
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Oenothera caespitosa

$ 3.25

Large, wonderful, 3-4", fragrant, white flowers open in the evening and close in the mid-day heat. This low-growing perennial (to 8" high and 1-2 ft. wide) has gray-green, fuzzy leaves. White-Tufted Evening Primrose blooms early summer. Good drainage is a must - likes rocky soils. Slow, sporadic germination, 1-2 months of stratification improves germination. Sow spring or fall, cover well. Zones 4-8.

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Oenothera coronopifolia

Sand Evening Primrose

$ 3.25

Oenothera coronopifolia
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Oenothera coronopifolia

$ 3.25

Profusion of white blooms on this perky 8" tall perennial. Sand Evening Primrose blooms spring through summer with little care, once established. Sow anytime. Zones 5-8.

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Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima
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Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima

$ 3.25

Night-flowering biennial - open evenings, morning and all day if cloudy. Big, bright yellow flowers (fading to red) borne profusely on 2-5 ft. stalks. Yellow Evening Primrose is invasive, or abundant, under irrigation. Sow anytime. Zones 3-8.

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Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. macrocarpa

Missouri Evening Primrose

from $ 3.25

Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. macrocarpa
Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. macrocarpa
Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. macrocarpa
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Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. macrocarpa

$ 3.25

Fragrant, canary yellow flowers, 4" wide, open in the evening on this spreading perennial. Big interesting seed pods. Missouri Evening Primrose is a summer bloomer. Showy in a rock garden or border. Sow anytime. Zones 3-7.

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Oenothera pallida

Pale Evening Primrose

$ 3.25

Oenothera pallida
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Oenothera pallida

$ 3.25

Fragrant, 3" white-fading-to-pink flowers open in the evening on this rhizomatous, spreading perennial. Pale Evening Primrose blooms in the summer and reaches 1 1/2 ft. tall. Sow anytime. Easy. Zones 5-8.

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Oenothera speciosa

Mexican Evening Primrose

$ 3.25

Oenothera speciosa
Oenothera speciosa
Oenothera speciosa
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Oenothera speciosa

$ 3.25

Constant-flowering, 1 1/2" pink blossoms on a wide spreading perennial ground cover. Mexican Evening Primrose thrives on little or no care on hot, dry slopes - even in parking strips. Dies back in winter. Annual over 6,000 ft. Sow anytime. Zones 5-9.

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Oxytropis lambertii

Lambert's Locoweed

$ 3.25

Oxytropis lambertii
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Oxytropis lambertii

$ 3.25

Perennial to 1 ft. with many bright purple, pea-like flower spikes and grey-green basal leaves. Lambert's Locoweed is common around Flagstaff. A stunning plant for your garden, but use cautiously - locoweeds are cumulative poisons to horses and cattle. Soak seed 6-8 hours in water and sow in spring. Zones 4-9.

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Penstemon angustifolius
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Penstemon angustifolius

$ 3.25

Numerous sky-blue flowers encircle the stalks in summer like a pagoda. Pagoda Penstemon is a fine perennial to 1 ft., with blue-green leaves. Tolerates many conditions. Sow in fall or cold stratify and sow in spring. Zones 3-8.

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Penstemon barbatus
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Penstemon barbatus

$ 3.25

Brilliant scarlet flowers borne in profusion on 2-4 ft. stalks. Hummingbirds love Scarlet Bugler. Blooms in spring and, sparsely, in fall. Needs well-drained soil. Sow in fall or cold stratify 1 month. Zones 3-8.

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Penstemon cardinalis

Cardinal Penstemon

$ 3.25

Penstemon cardinalis
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Penstemon cardinalis

$ 3.25

Cardinal Penstemon is a big strong plant with red tubular flowers loved by hummingbirds. Sow in fall or stratify 2 months and sow in spring. Zones 5-8.
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Penstemon cyananthus
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Penstemon cyananthus

$ 3.25

Wasatch Penstemon bears handsome, 1" long, tubular blue flowers above thick, waxy leaves. It grows to 3 ft. and blooms spring to early summer. One of the most beautiful blues available. Sow in fall, or cold stratify. Zones 3-8.

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Penstemon cyaneus
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Penstemon cyaneus

$ 3.25

Blue Penstemon is a plant of the high plains and sagebrush areas. 2 ft. stems with hosts of blue, sometimes pinkish, flowers. Attractive to hummingbirds and bees. Sow in fall or stratify 2 months and sow in spring. Very cold tolerant. Zones 4-7.

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Penstemon eatonii

Firecracker Penstemon

$ 3.25

Penstemon eatonii
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Penstemon eatonii

$ 3.25

Long, narrow scarlet flowers borne on numerous 2 ft. high stalks. Firecracker Penstemon is a spring to early summer blooming perennial with large, triangular, green leaves. Attracts hummingbirds. Sow in fall or cold stratify. Zones 4-9.
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Penstemon grandiflorus

Large Flowered Penstemon

$ 3.25

Penstemon grandiflorus
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Penstemon grandiflorus

$ 3.25

Huge, lavender-blue flowers bloom on 4 ft. stalks over smooth, grey-green, fleshy basal leaves. Large Flowered Penstemon is a summer blooming perennial. Sow in fall or cold stratify. Zones 3-8.

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Penstemon jamesii
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Penstemon jamesii

$ 3.25

Lavender to purple flowers with inflated tubes and dark purple lines on the throat of this 1 ft. tall perennial. James Penstemon blooms early summer. Very drought tolerant. Sow in fall or cold stratify. Zones 4-8.

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Penstemon oliganthus

Mountain Meadow Penstemon

$ 3.25

Penstemon oliganthus
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Penstemon oliganthus

$ 3.25

Small blue to purple flowers with white throats bloom midsummer on this 1 1/2 ft. perennial with slender leaves above the evergreen rosette. Group Mountain Meadow Penstemon in dappled shade for a delicate, airy appearance. Mountain plant needing extra water. Sow in fall or cold stratify. Zones 4-8.

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Penstemon palmeri

Pink Wild Snapdragon

from $ 3.25

Penstemon palmeri
Penstemon palmeri
Penstemon palmeri
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Penstemon palmeri

$ 3.25

This fragrant penstemon bears a profuse display of large white blooms tinged with pink or lilac. Its many flower stalks reach 5-6 ft. We call Pink Wild Snapdragon the "monster penstemon"! Can bloom the first season from seed. Great cut flower. Sow in fall or cold stratify. Zones 4-9.

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Penstemon parryi

Parry's Penstemon

$ 3.25

Penstemon parryi
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Penstemon parryi

$ 3.25

Many 2 ft. stalks of pink flowers burst into bloom above basal rosettes on Parry's Penstemon. This charming penstemon is part of the early spring wildflower display in the Sonoran Desert. Tender perennial at higher elevations. Sow anytime. Zones 6-9.

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Penstemon pinifolius

Pineleaf Penstemon

$ 3.25

Penstemon pinifolius
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Penstemon pinifolius

$ 3.25

A long bloomer, this plant resembles a dwarf (to 1 1/2 ft.), cushion-shaped pine with bright, evergreen, needle- like leaves and beautiful, narrow, red-orange flowers. Pineleaf Penstemon is a splendid border perennial for paths or steps. Hummingbirds love it! Sow in fall or cold stratify and sow in spring. Zones 3-8.

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Penstemon procerus

Pincushion Penstemon

$ 3.25

Penstemon procerus
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Penstemon procerus

$ 3.25

Pincushion Penstemon is a small alpine penstemon to 12" tall. In the summer, whorled clusters of diminutive white-throated, light purple flowers gracefully bend downward. Grows in meadows and along the slopes of mountains. Sow in fall or cold stratify and sow in spring. Zones 2-8.
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Penstemon pseudospectabilis
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Penstemon pseudospectabilis

$ 3.25

Shocking pink flowers are borne in profusion on this robust, bushy, 3-4 ft. tall plant. The blue-green, triangular leaves of Desert Beardtongue are fused together around the stem. Blooms in spring and again more lightly in summer. Sow in fall or cold stratify. Zones 5-8.

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Penstemon rydbergii

Rydberg's Penstemon

$ 3.25

Penstemon rydbergii
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Penstemon rydbergii

$ 3.25

Rydberg's Penstemon is a small mountain penstemon, to 1 ft. tall, excellent for rock gardens. Displays 1-10 flowering stalks with 2-3 tight, spherical clusters of dark blue tubular flowers above each other on the stem. Requires good soil and extra water, grows in sun or light shade. Sow seed in fall or cold stratify. Zones 2-8.

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Penstemon secundiflorus
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Penstemon secundiflorus

$ 3.25

In the early spring, 2 ft. stalks emerge from a basal rosette and beautiful, delicate, pink-to-lavendar tubular flowers bloom. Older plants sometimes have dozens of luminescent, flowering stalks. Sidebells Penstemon attracts hummingbirds. Sow in fall or cold stratify. Zones 4-8.

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Penstemon strictus

Rocky Mountain Penstemon

from $ 3.25

Penstemon strictus
Penstemon strictus
Penstemon strictus
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Penstemon strictus

$ 3.25

Rocky Mountain Penstemon is a 2+ ft. perennial with multiple spires of large, dark to brilliant blue-purple flowers. Blooms early summer. Very hardy. One of the easiest penstemons to grow! Sow in fall or cold stratify. Zones 3-8.

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Penstemon superbus
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Penstemon superbus

$ 3.25

Brilliant coral-red flowers from April to June. Superb Penstemon can grow to 24". Found in hot, dry locations. Treat as an annual above 5,000 ft. Zones 5-8.

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Penstemon virgatus

Wandbloom Penstemon

$ 3.25

Penstemon virgatus
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Penstemon virgatus

$ 3.25

Linear leaves, upward-pointing. White or lavender flowers with red lines. Though not tall, to 2 ft., its thin, erect form gives a very distinct appearance in the garden or its grassland habitat. Sow Wandbloom Penstemon anytime or to improve germination cold stratify 1 month. Zones 5-8.

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Penstemon whippleanus

Whipple's Penstemon

$ 3.25

Penstemon whippleanus
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Penstemon whippleanus

$ 3.25

This striking perennial has rich, dark purple to deep burgundy flowers with pin-striped, cream-colored throats in late summer. (Some bloom pure white.) Flowering 2 ft. spikes; soft green, lance-like leaves. Sow Whipple's Penstemon in fall or cold stratify. Zones 3-8.

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Phacelia campanularia

California Bluebells

from $ 3.25

Phacelia campanularia
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Phacelia campanularia

$ 3.25

California Bluebells is an exceptionally showy annual with brilliant blue, bell-shaped flowers blooming all summer long. Grows to 1 or 2 ft. This native of the Mojave and Colorado deserts is well-adapted to the entire arid West. Sow in late spring. Zones 7-9.

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Phacelia integrifolia
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Phacelia integrifolia

$ 3.25

Scorpionflower is the first bee plant of the spring! Annual, 1-2 ft. tall. Curving clusters of purplish blue flowers resemble a scorpion's tail. Does well in dry, sandy soils. Grows at elevations up to 7,000 ft. Sow anytime, cover well. Zones 5-8.

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Polemonium foliosissimum
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Polemonium foliosissimum

$ 3.25

Lots of sky blue flowers with yellow stamens over ladder-like leaves. Jacob's Ladder is a summer woodland bloomer. 2 ft. tall. Easy and pretty perennial, especially massed. Sow in fall or cold stratify. Zones 3-8.

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Primula parryi

Parry's Primrose

$ 3.25

Primula parryi
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Primula parryi

$ 3.25

Parry's Primrose is a mountain streamside perennial to 2 ft. tall with a profusion of bright magenta flowers in summer. The flowers are barely scented but the leaves have a powerful, long-lasting sweet to stinky scent even when dried, a scent that some don't like. Partial shade, moist soil or right in your pond. Sow seed in fall or stratify 1 month and sow in spring. Zones 2-6.

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Proboscidea parviflora
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Proboscidea parviflora

$ 3.25

Sonoran tribes domesticated this annual for the long black fibers of the "claw". The fibers of Devil's Claw are used in basket weaving. Seeds are high in protein and eaten like sunflower seeds, or press them for oil. Beautiful pinkish fragrant flowers, then this dazzling fuzzy pod that splits open. Full Sun. Sow when soil is warm or start indoors. Zones 5-8.

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Ratibida columnifera red
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Ratibida columnifera red

$ 3.25

Same species as Yellow Prairie Coneflower. Mexican Hat has mahogany red petals sometimes outlined with yellow. Crosses easily with Yellow Prairie Coneflower, sometimes resulting in orange-petaled coneflowers. Sow anytime. Zones 3-9.

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Ratibida columnifera yellow

Yellow Prairie Coneflower

from $ 3.25

Ratibida columnifera yellow
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Ratibida columnifera yellow

$ 3.25

Yellow daisies with slender, raised, cone-shaped centers. Symmetrical perennials, 1-3 ft., with finely divided leaves. Branches from the base. Yellow Prairie Coneflower blooms summer to fall. Will adapt to extra water. Tolerant of poor soil. Good cut flower. Sow anytime. Zones 3-9.

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Rudbeckia hirta

Black-Eyed Susan

from $ 3.25

Rudbeckia hirta
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Rudbeckia hirta

$ 3.25

These big, yellow, brown-centered daisies are excellent cut flowers. They reach 3 ft. and bloom profusely all summer and fall until a harsh freeze. Black-Eyed Susan is a cheerful biennial. Sow anytime, spring to late summer. Cover lightly. Zones 4-8.

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Rudbeckia laciniata

Cutleaf Coneflower

$ 3.25

Rudbeckia laciniata
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Rudbeckia laciniata

$ 3.25

Cutleaf Coneflower is fast growing and long blooming, with 3-4" sunflowers with swept back petals. Big, deeply cut leaves. Butterflies love this tall (to 6 ft.), elegant perennial. Sow anytime. Zones 3-8.
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Salvia azurea
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Salvia azurea

$ 3.25

Vigorous, aromatic foliage and airy, 4 ft. tall spikes crammed with large, sky blue flowers in fall. Perennial. Sow Blue Sage in spring. Zones 3-8.

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Senecio longilobus

Threadleaf Groundsel

$ 3.25

Senecio longilobus
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Senecio longilobus

$ 3.25

Large yellow daisies cover this shrubby 1-3 ft. tall and wide perennial. Threadleaf Groundsel flowers midsummer through fall over soft, silver foliage. Found in meadows and on rocky hillsides in the arid West. Sow anytime. Zones 4-8.

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Silene laciniata
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Silene laciniata

$ 3.25

Indian Pink is a long blooming perennial with 1 1/2" red-orange, deeply cut flowers in summer on 1 ft. tall delicate plants. Hummingbirds love it. Sow anytime. Zones 4-8.

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Solidago canadensis
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Solidago canadensis

$ 3.25

Goldenrod is a grand perennial 2 to 5 ft. tall and almost as wide. Bold leafy stems, huge golden flower clusters. Exciting and vigorous. Not particular about soil, likes a little extra water. Sow seed in fall or cold stratify. Zones 5-8.

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Sphaeralcea ambigua
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Sphaeralcea ambigua

$ 3.25

The most drought tolerant of the Sphaeralceas and one of the largest flowered, Desert-Mallow is apricot in color with mauve variations. The stems become woody and very numerous - a hundred from a single root! 3,500 ft. elevation and lower, this perennial can bloom almost all year. Soak seed in water 6-8 hours and sow in spring. Zones 5-8.

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Sphaeralcea angustifolia

Lobeleaf Coppermallow

$ 3.25

Sphaeralcea angustifolia
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Sphaeralcea angustifolia

$ 3.25

A rainbow of colors in every packet! White, pink, lavender, magenta and every color in between - each little, hollyhock-like plant has its own color. Perennial, flowers all summer. Lobeleaf Coppermallow grows 3-4 ft. tall and 2-3 ft. wide, with 1" flowers and grey leaves. Soak seed 6-8 hours in water, or cold stratify 2-3 months and sow in spring or summer. Zones 4-8.
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Sphaeralcea coccinea

Scarlet Globemallow

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Sphaeralcea coccinea
Plants Of The Southwest

Sphaeralcea coccinea

$ 3.25

Scarlet Globemallow is a low growing, long blooming perennial for hot, dry areas. Flowers of copper or salmon color contrast with gray leaves. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds all visit. Food, medicine and dye plant. Soak seed 6-8 hours in water, or cold stratify 2-3 months and sow in spring or summer. Can be invasive. Zones 5-8.
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Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia
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Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia

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Red-orange flowers bloom in spring and summer on 10" and up plants. Gooseberry Globemallow is a very tough ground cover. Soak seed 6-8 hours in water or cold stratify 2-3 months and sow spring or summer. Zones 6-8.

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Stanleya pinnata
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Stanleya pinnata

$ 3.25

Prince's Plume is an extremely drought tolerant perennial to 4 ft. tall with a large mound of coarse foliage at the bottom and tall brushy stalks of yellow flowers in summer. Though small, the flowers are so numerous, the effect is quite spectacular. Thrives in poor, dry, sandy soil. Easy from seed. Sow anytime. Zones 4-9.

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Symphyotrichum falcatus
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Symphyotrichum falcatus

$ 3.25

Heath Aster is a 2 ft. woody perennial blooming in late summer and fall with hosts of small, white, daisy-flowers with yellow centers. The white equivalent of purple aster but perennial. Looks stunning with grasses. Sow in spring, cover lightly. Zones 5-8.

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Tetraneuris argentea
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Tetraneuris argentea

$ 3.25

Six to eight" above fuzzy, silver leaves Perky Sue is the earliest blooming yellow daisy. Blooms April and May with a light bloom in the fall. Does well on rocky, poor soils. Stunning in rock gardens. Perennial. Sow in spring. Zones 3-8.

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Teucrium laciniatum
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Teucrium laciniatum

$ 3.25

Germander is a 4" tall ground cover that spreads with underground roots. Intricate white petaled flowers can bloom all summer. Plant with Scarlet Globemallow for a low, drought tolerant duo of great interest in color and form. Cold stratify 2 months, sow in early spring. Zones 4-8.

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Thelesperma filifolium
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Thelesperma filifolium

$ 3.25

Yellow flowers on this 10-20" annual or biennial can carpet the dry plains and hills after a good winter or summer rain, June to October. Plains Navajo Tea grows at 4,500-7,500 ft. Zones 5-8.

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Thermopsis montana
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Thermopsis montana

$ 3.25

Lemon-yellow, pea-like flowers on 2 ft. stalks. Golden Banner blooms between May and August, depending on elevation. Enjoys good but well-drained garden soils. A nitrogen fixer that spreads by rhizomes. Sow in fall or sow in spring after soaking seed overnight in water. Zones 2-8.

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Verbena macdougalii
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Verbena macdougalii

$ 3.25

Tiny, purple flowers bloom up the spikes on this 2-3 ft. tall summer blooming perennial anchored by long serrated leaves. Spike Verbena grows in mountain meadows and looks great in a patch. Needs water and is happy in full or partial sun. Sow in fall or cold stratify 30 days. Zones 4-8.

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Verbesina encelioides

Golden Crownbeard

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Verbesina encelioides
Verbesina encelioides
Verbesina encelioides
Plants of the Southwest

Verbesina encelioides

$ 3.25

Golden Crownbeard is a showy, fast-growing annual with a profuse display of bright golden daisies in fall. Marvelous along fence rows, in meadows or at the back of a casual garden. Sow anytime. Zones 5-8.

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Vernonia missurica

Joe Pye Weed or Ironweed

$ 3.25

Vernonia missurica
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Vernonia missurica

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Joe Pye Weed or Ironweed is a striking plant in the fall, reaching 5 ft. with big, flat, bright purple flower clusters. Good for a back border or a show-stopper spot. Very hardy. Sow anytime. Zones 3-8.

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Wyethia scabra

Rough Mule's Ears

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Wyethia scabra
Plants of the Southwest

Wyethia scabra

$ 3.25

This desert plant forms symmetrical mounds 2-3 ft. tall and wide, and covers itself with bright yellow sunflowers in summer. The long, narrow leaves feel like sandpaper. Well-drained soil. Rough Mule's Ears is a perennial native to high deserts of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah. Sow in fall or cold stratify 2 months and sow in spring. Zones 5-8.

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